The Guinness World Records website lists Australian Les Colley (1898-1998) as the oldest father ever. At the age of 92, Colley fathered his ninth child with a Fijian woman he met through a dating agency.
Colley was born in 1898 in the small town of Eudunda, South Australia. He worked as a farmer and served in the Australian Army during World War I. He was married twice and had a total of 11 children, with his youngest child being born when he was 92.
Colley’s youngest child was born in 1991, and he was 93 when the child was born. He had to get special permission from the court to be able to marry the mother of his youngest child, who was 54 at the time.
Colley was an active father and enjoyed playing with his youngest child. He was a healthy man who was still able to do his own shopping and cooking. He was also able to drive a car until he was 95.
Colley died in 1998 at the age of 100. He was an inspiration to many people, showing that age is no barrier to having a family. He is remembered as a loving father who was able to keep up with his youngest child despite his advanced age.
Colley’s story is an incredible one, and he will always be remembered as the oldest father ever.